Tue, 08 Mar 2005

Riau Islands province police established

PEKANBARU, Riau: The Riau Islands Police headquarters was officially opened on Monday and regional offices would start being established soon in the new province, police say.

The headquarters would provide regular services to the public and become fully operational next year once regional outposts were established, Riau Police chief Brig. Gen. Damanhuri said.

Earlier, National Police chief Gen. Da'i Bachtiar appointed Sr. Comr. Anton Bachrul Alam as Riau Islands Police chief.

Riau Islands was established as a new province after the government separated it from Riau last year. -- JP